Wilfried van Winden

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Portrait photo of Wilfried van Winden
Inntel Hotel in Zaandam

Wilfried van Winden (born in Delft on 24 November 1955) is a Dutch architect who is particularly celebrated for his design for the Inntel Hotel in Zaandam.[1] [2] [3]


Van Winden studied architecture at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), graduating in 1987. He co-founded the Molenaar & Van Winden Architecten bureau in Delft in 1985. Van Winden left this practice in January 2009 to establish a new, independent bureau WAM architecten.

Besides his design for the Inntel Hotel,[4][5][6] Wilfried van Winden’s major projects include the Essalam Mosque (2010) in Rotterdam, De Oriënt residential complex (2011) in the Transvaal district of The Hague, and De Marquant residential development (2007) in Breda.

Alongside his work as a designer, Wilfried van Winden conducts research and writes articles and essays on a number of subjects. A comprehensive study into the design of Dutch and German motorways resulted in the 2007 publication De diabolische snelweg (The Diabolical Motorway; Rotterdam: 010 Publishers, 2007), which Van Winden co-authored with Wim Nijenhuis. In 2010 Van Winden published a theoretical tract, Fusion: Pleidooi voor een sierlijke architectuur in een open samenleving (Fusion: An appeal for a decorative architecture in an open society; Amsterdam: SUN Publishers, 2010), in which he advocated architecture without taboos. Fusion is a mindset rather than a style, a strategy that stands for an inventive way of mixing and interconnecting present and past, East and West, tradition and innovation, and high and low culture. [7] The Inntel Hotel in Zaandam, the Essalam Mosque in Rotterdam and De Oriënt residential development in The Hague are examples of Fusion from his own portfolio. [8]

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  1. ^ Jonathan Glancey (31 March 2010). "Much of a Dutchness: the Hotel Inntel Zaandam". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Lenander, Johanna (06-04-2010). "Now Bookin Dutch Treat". New York Times. Retrieved 23 January 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ Ballhausen, Niels (06-03-2010). "Ein echtes Feierbiest". Der Spiegel. Retrieved 23 January 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ Design Milk: Hotel Inntel by Wilfried van Winden
  5. ^ Inedit Magazine: Hotel Inntel by Wilfried van Winden
  6. ^ Dezeen Book of Ideas. UK: Spotlight Press. 2011. p. 208. ISBN 978-0-9563098-2-2. 
  7. ^ World Architecture News, Arkitekto. ""Blue House in Zaandam" Monet mode Fusion Architecture". Arkitekto. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  8. ^ Luth, Chris (2012-01-19). "Architecture of Affect". A+U magazine. 496 (12:01). Retrieved 23 January 2013. 

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